Jaguar Recalls Thousands of Vehicles
Jaguar has been forced to recall thousands of vehicles after discovering a major problem in the cruise control software. The manufacturer of luxury cars has had to retract nearly 18,000 X type models following the discovery of the bug, which could mean that drivers would have been unable to turn off the vehicle's onboard system. The fault apparently lies within the engine management control software, which was developed in-house by the company and suggests that drivers might only be able to cancel the mode by switching off the engine entirely. Jaguar has now sent out letters to customers that warn that models with diesel engines that were manufactured between the years 2006 and 2010 might all be affected with the glitch.
"This potential problem was spotted by one of our employees" says a company spokesperson. "No customer has been affected and there have been no accidents or injuries." The letter claims that once cruise control has been engaged, in some circumstances it might refuse to allow itself to be turned off, although turning off the ignition will definitely cancel the function.
Any new or used car can suddenly fail or break because of the many mechanical and electrical parts used in making an ordinary automobile. Regardless of the make or model of the vehicle you own, it is important to make sure that you have taken out an extended auto warranty from a reputable dealer. While Jaguar is recalling its vehicles, other manufacturers might not do the same with any faults with their cars, so it is vital to be covered for all eventualities.
published: 04/11/2011 11:00:01